Performer: Gerhard Siegel

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ManchesterThe Hallé - Siegfried: Acts I and II

Wagner: Siegfried: Acts I and II
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Simon O'Neill; Gerhard Siegel; Iain Paterson; Clive Bailey

BudapestSalomeNew production

Strauss R.: Salome
Balázs Kocsár; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Tamás Dobrosi; Gergely Zöldy; Andrea Rost; Ildikó Komlósi

New York CityHansel and Gretel

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
Donald Runnicles; Richard Jones; Metropolitan Opera; John Macfarlane; Quinn Kelsey; Dwayne Croft

DresdenDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Christian Thielemann; Willy Decker; Dresden State Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Frauke Schernau; Vitalij Kowaljow; Derek Welton

DresdenSiegfried

Wagner: Siegfried
Christian Thielemann; Willy Decker; Dresden State Opera; Wolfgang Gussmann; Frauke Schernau; Andreas Schager; Gerhard Siegel
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Skilfully constructed: Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

A skilfully constructed production, and one that plays with the our perspectives. Whether the images are flashbacks from a war-troubled Wozzeck or a Büchner-esque portent of the horrors to come is left for the audience to decide.
****1
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A Salome lacking drama at the Verbier Festival

Like most honest listeners I crave a taste of turpitude in Salome.
**111
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Racette an unlikely success at Met's Revival of Salome

The Met revived Jurgen Flimm's modern production of Salome, with Patricia Racette making a successfu last minute role debut in the title role.
****1
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Magnificent terror in Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch

Detlev Glanert's first religious composition, a staggering Requiem for solo voices, two choirs and orchestra, pits the demonic against the angelic, and is worthy of the genius it celebrates.
*****
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Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae returns to Salzburg

Strauss' penultimate opera is treated to a lavish if superficial staging at the Salzburg Festival, but the real rewards come from the musical performance of this unjustly neglected work.
****1
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